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Because of the pandemic, many students will be applying without standardized test scores and several other metrics selective schools have long relied on to make admissions decisions.

from NPR

Beyond making history, Biden showed his vision for the future, opened a window into his decision-making and picked someone who will likely be able to stand up well in a vice presidential debate.

from NPR

As Congress and the president argue over how to help the 30 million Americans who are now unemployed, many of those Americans are struggling to survive.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Edwin Krupp of LA’s Griffith Observatory shares the optimal times and places for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

80 shooting stars per hour: How to catch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight

Edwin Krupp of LA’s Griffith Observatory shares the optimal times and places for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

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Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

Back to school amid the pandemic – how is Berlin keeping students and teachers safe?

Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

from Studio Berlin

For weeks, President Trump has been criticizing vote-by-mail in the leadup to this fall’s presidential election.

Fights, fears, and lawsuits over voting by mail this November

For weeks, President Trump has been criticizing vote-by-mail in the leadup to this fall’s presidential election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The selection will make Harris just the third woman — and first African American — to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.

In historic pick, Joe Biden taps Kamala Harris to be his running mate

The selection will make Harris just the third woman — and first African American — to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.

from NPR

The selection will make Harris just the third woman — and first African American — to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.

In historic pick, Joe Biden taps Kamala Harris to be his running mate

The selection will make Harris just the third woman — and first African American — to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.

from NPR

Visits to Yellowstone National Park are higher than last year as Americans look to escape their pandemic confines. Their  business is welcome relief, despite worries they'll also bring coronavirus.

'We had to get out': Despite the risks, business is booming at national parks

Visits to Yellowstone National Park are higher than last year as Americans look to escape their pandemic confines. Their business is welcome relief, despite worries they'll also bring coronavirus.

from NPR

Across California, inmates are being released from crowded prisons and jails to help protect them from COVID-19.

Supreme Court rules in favor of OC Sheriff amid concerns over inmate safety

Across California, inmates are being released from crowded prisons and jails to help protect them from COVID-19.

from Greater LA

Uber and Lyft have been fighting California over whether drivers are employees, entitled to benefits, or independent contractors. A state judge orders them to consider all those drivers employees.

California judge orders Uber and Lyft to consider all drivers employees

Uber and Lyft have been fighting California over whether drivers are employees, entitled to benefits, or independent contractors. A state judge orders them to consider all those drivers employees.

from NPR